A Lanoka Harbor man was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.
A patron of a local restaurant overheard Bryan Boggs, 35, identifying himself as “Lieutenant Fredrick” of the Lacey Township Police Department while speaking on his cellular phone.
Officer John McKee responded to the scene at 7 p.m., Feb. 18, and spoke to the concerned patron.
An investigation revealed that Boggs convinced an 83-year-old Forked River woman to supply her personal information, including social security number, date of birth and an account number.
Boggs was arrested at the restaurant and charged with impersonating a police officer. He was processed and released on a summons.
Capt. David Paprota provided the following information:
At approximately 10:45 a.m., Officer Peter Donahue arrested Keith Cicerello, 41, of Forked River on a $500 Lacey Township Municipal Court traffic warrant. Donahue initially stopped the vehicle Cicerello was driving after the officer’s in-car computer system revealed a problem with an expired registration. Cicerello posted bail and was released.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., Officer Peter Donahue responded to a residence located on the 2000 block of Crestwood Drive in Forked River. A homeowner reported that during the preceding overnight, someone damaged decorative landscaping pilings. The pilings were damaged when uprooted and repositioned.
These pilings varied in size from one foot to three feet and will cost $1,000 to replace. There was no indication of a motor vehicle accident at the scene.
At approximately 12:21 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce stopped a suspected suspended driver on Rt. 9 near Jones Road. The driver, John Best, 53, of Bayville, was confirmed to be a suspended driver and had a No-Bail Child Support Warrant issued by Hudson County. Best received a summons for driving while suspended and was taken to the Ocean County Jail on the strength of his warrant.
At approximately 12:45 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to a residence located on the 500 block of Beach Boulevard, Forked River, for a reported residential burglary.
There were no signs of a forced entry into the residence. The homeowner believes the residence was burglarized between 12:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 16, while it was unoccupied. There was no damage to the residence. Two guitars were reported stolen: Fender Jazz Bass Guitar, blue/white in color, valued at $1,200 and a Schekter Bass Guitar, orange in color with a total value of $4,000.
At approximately 1:08 p.m., Officer Scott Anderson located an unoccupied vehicle parked near the entrance to Lacey Materials, which is located on Lacey Road, west of the Garden State Parkway. The observed vehicle was not from the area.
Shortly after discovering the vehicle, two men were located exiting Lacey Materials on foot. Andrew Becchina, 23, of East Windsor and Garrett Green, 22, of Hightstown were issued a summons for a local ordinance for trespassing.